Today I’m sharing a day of eats with you because I keep on getting the question, “Can you share in a blog post what you eat in a typical day and what supplements you take?”
I have nothing to hide, and I enjoy being real and honest about what I do (and don’t) eat; what I do (and don’t) take (for supplements).
The last time I did one of these was in April of 2017. It was called Thriving Gut Eats.
A Day of Eats
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Sunday: typical weekend day
Here is what I ate this past Sunday. It’s pretty true to the randomness that happens on the weekends.
- coffee, Aroy-D, Monk Fruit
- sausage link
- 3-egg omelet with ham, onion, peppers + breakfast potatoes
- crunchy, raw almond butter
- mixture: pumpkin, Nutiva Organic Chocolate Protein Powder, Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked Walnuts
- flaxseeds + pumpkin seeds
- bottle of Kombucha
- chicken salad with dressing, sesame seeds, shredded carrots, and shredded beets from French Meadow Bakery (this was at the airport, since I was leaving for New York)
- Quest Bar (<– they contain dairy and Stevia, but Ryan and I have been on a kick with them lately)
Monday: gone from home, typical day when I’m traveling for work
- coffee, nasty creamer
- hotel omelet with turkey sausage
- Cuban Cashew Bowl (under “Grains”) – when I travel here, I eat this bowl every single day, if not twice a day (lunch and dinner)
- Quest Bar
- grilled chicken with BBQ, sautéed mixed vegetables with red sauce
I realize this doesn’t look like I ate much, but lunch and dinner were ginormous. In fact, when I’m at home, I tend to eat more often throughout the day. When I travel, I do more meal spacing.
A normal week day at home
This is currently what I’m eating most days.
- coffee (you can see How I Drink My Coffee most days of the week)
- greens of some sort + 2-3 Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
- grapes or a banana
- green beans, seeds – wherever I’m at with seed cycling, turkey/chicken/sausage (some sort of protein) with olive oil and a vinegar of sorts
- Quest Bar or Paleo Bar
- Almond Butter, Coconut Butter, Peanut Butter or other nut butter
- Pork Rinds, Veggie Straws, or Simple Mills Crackers and several chugs of either Elmhurst Milked Almonds or Elmhurst Milked Cashews (this carton is mine so yes, I drink straight from it – no shame!)
- Thrive Market Angel Hair or Kelp Noodles OR a regular rice, some sort of protein, some sort of veggie, and olive or coconut oil
Sometimes I have something sweet after dinner; nut butter, a few bites of ice cream, etc.
On average, I also practice Intermittent Fasting approximately 5 nights per week.
A Normal Day of Supplements
And finally, here are the supplements I am currently taking.
Please keep in mind that these can change at any given moment and that they are so minimal right now because I am feeling so well. I recommend several supplements beyond these for many people; I just don’t need them right now, and when it comes to supplements I believe that less is more (when you’re doing well).
Each of these supplements can be found via RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS.
- (am) Adrenal Glandular
- (am) Primal Blueprint, Primal Probiotics
- (am) Vitamin A (I take the liquid drops version – for skin health – via a Liz Wolfe recommendation)
- (throughout the day, depending on what I’m eating) Integrative Therapeutics HCL
- (throughout the day, depending on what I’m eating) Enzymedica – Digest Gold Digestive Enzymes
- (once every 2-ish weeks, for good measure) Intestinal Movement Formula
Listen to Your Body
And that’s it, Y’all.
The biggest area I still need improvement in is with the amount of water I consume daily. Water is critical for digestion; it’s critical for the entire body.
Beyond that, I do not analyze every last thing I eat or don’t eat. I go with the flow. I LISTEN to my body. What does it need? What does it not need?
At the very first sign that something might be off, I pull back a little.
In the meantime, while I’m eating all the things and feeling so well, I am 100% focused on getting lifestyle right and in order. Sleep (but you’d never know how much I sleep with the “tired eyes” look I have 24/7), workouts (or lack thereof), relationships, finding more calm, continuing the quest for other other non-endocrine disruptive products, etc.
I hope this post has helped you see that:
- If you work really hard on healing your gut, you might find yourself able to enjoy all the things again one day, but also that
- Oftentimes you can’t diet harder, and
- There is no right or wrong answer for exactly how to heal the gut. Bio-individuality reigns.
You will heal. I will help.